Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Post Spectacular!

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve voted already by the time you read this, but if you still haven’t, you’ve probably got a little time! Go do it!

Obviously, I’m supporting Barack Obama this election, and I hope you vote for him. Don’t forget the senate and rep seats up for grabs either (did you know Al Franken is running this election for senate? Not even kidding.) I don’t want to hear any whining about the lesser of two evils or not being able to tell the differences between the candidates. If you care about Women’s Health, Arts Funding, hell, even a little thing called The War – there are pretty stark differences. But hell, if you don’t know by now, I’m not sure what I can do to beat you over the head with it.

There’s a lot to be hopeful for, and a little to be scared about. I voted at 7am this morning (right after a local judge candidate, which was fun) with Beth in our little GA polling place. We got up at 5 to wait in line, and while there were only 3 people there at 6am, there’s a huge amount now. So remember to get there as early as possible, bring something to read, some water and snacks. Also an umbrella if you live in Savannah, it’s looking a little gray.

If you’re like us, you’re voting on one of these menaces to society:

We have no paper trail here, which is pretty scary. I’m still holding out hope for some semblance of a fair election. Keep a close eye on No More Stolen Elections – http://www.nomorestolenelections.org/ for updates. Lastly, here’s a little more useful information from Moveon.org. NOW GO VOTE ALREADY.

Election 2008 Voting Information

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote—not just for Barack Obama, but for Congressional, state, and local candidates as well.

Where and when do I vote?

Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be doubly sure, you can also contact your local elections office.

What should I do before I go?

  • After you’ve entered your address on either Vote For Change or Vote411, read the voting instructions and special rules for your state.
  • Voting ID laws vary from state to state, but if you have ID, bring it.
  • Check out all the voting myths and misinformation to look out for: http://truth.voteforchange.com/

What if something goes wrong?

  • Not on the voter list? Make sure you’re at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot.
  • If you’re voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.
  • Need legal help? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
  • Try to get video of the problem and submit it to VideoTheVote.org

Want to do more?

Now everybody go vote!!!

If you’ve already voted, here’s a guide to online election coverage.

You can also check out The Young Turks for some angry liberal online coverage. Myself, I’ll probably be flipping back and forth between various TV channels while working during the day, and keeping an eye on some decidedly pro-obama biased blogs for some feel good news until it gets later. Then if it’s going well, it will be watching Fox just to see them squirm and some good old Stewart/Colbert live coverage later on. Happy Election Day everyone!

posted by Ian Aleksander Adams at 8:39 am  

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